Sudan President Omar Hassan al-Bashir speaking at a youth rally of the ruling National Congress Party on April 18, 2012. The president said that they would have to liberate the south if provocations continue., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
Sudan: Ruling Party Slams Undisciplined Criticism Against S. Kordofan Governor
21 October 2012
Khartoum — The ruling National Congress Party (NCP) slammed undisciplined criticism against South Kordofan governor Ahmed Haroun who is accused of hammering Nuba's efforts to settle the ongoing conflict in the state.
Afaf Tawer, NCP member and head of Information, Youth and Sport Committee in the Sudanese parliament called on Saturday to remove Haroun saying he managed to organise a conference in Kadugli to discuss peace in the state undermining their efforts to hold a Nuba-Nuba dialogue meeting.
Badre Al-Din Ahmed Ibrahim NCP spokesperson, warned on Sunday against statements to the media on Haroun action and urged to address the issue through the competent organs of the party.
He further said that Haroun is an elected governor supported by the state's population. The official pointed out that Kadoguli conference was successful and witnessed the participation of a large number of South Kordofan people.
However he admitted the negative impact of Tawer's accusations despite the fact that they represents a personal point of view and do not reflect the political situation, as he stated.
SPLM-North fighters in South Kordofan mainly from the Nuba Mountains are fighting against the Sudanese army since June 2011. The fight affected many hundreds of thousands who fled the region.
Afaf Tawer, is among those who believe that the difference between the Nuba tribe allowed to use them by the other groups to achieve their political goals, stressing it is better to stop war and dedicate their efforts to build their region.
Tawer, who is summoned by the NCP disciplinary committee in South Kordofan to explain her position, said the outcome of Kadugli conference was a "big zero" despite the important means mobilized to hold it.